Sawstop PCS: Unbox and Review #2: Assembly

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Blog entry by Morton posted 12-17-2009 05:15 PM 3970 reads 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The new Sawstop PCS is fully assembled!

Everything I read on the internet about Sawstop’s great packaging was right-on; I was not disappointed! I unpacked the saw box and started reading the assembly instructions. On went the crank wheels, motor cover, extension wings, switch and tool holder. I of course cleaned the cast iron and then applied some T-9 Boeshield and wax.

Next came the rails and fence. After the rails were on (which was very easy), the instructions said to put on the mobile base. That was pretty straightforward (great instructions), although a little tricky to reach underneath the saw.

Finally the extension table, front tube and fence!

All in all, it went very smoothly. Getting everything flat (extension wings and extension table) took some fiddling, but nothing out of the ordinary. All the parts were clearly labeled and instructions were very detailed. The pictures in the instructions booklet were awesome, clearly labeling the part numbers and details.

It took about 4 hours to fully assemble. Next step is to tune the saw!

-- Morton -

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#1 posted 12-17-2009 06:11 PM

Morton, this is another nice video. I am sure the adrenaline rush is beginning to build and you are anxious to start making some sawdust.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 12-17-2009 07:19 PM

Scott – thanks for the feedback, I really appreciate it!

-- Morton -

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#3 posted 12-17-2009 09:14 PM

glad i don’t have one of those – to pretty to use!!!

-- -erik & christy-

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#4 posted 12-17-2009 09:24 PM

Congrats on your new saw!

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#5 posted 12-18-2009 01:23 AM

Nice saw .I use a powermatic 66,good luck.

-- All about wood..

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#6 posted 12-19-2009 02:06 AM

Look at that baby shine! You will be happy to know it is on my Christmas list. I’m just not sure for what year! Besides I need to kick my wifes car out of the garage first…and that does not seem to be happen.


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#7 posted 12-19-2009 02:27 AM

If you want to take the slight bow in the middle your extension there’s an easy way to do it.

Tighten the middle and either the front or back bolt making the table flush at those points.
The loose end should be under flush. Use a clamp between the table and extension to force it
level. Then tighten the bolt. You could use another method to force the table flush if you wanted to.

This works if you have a dip or bow in your extensions.

Congratulations on your new saw!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#8 posted 12-19-2009 02:40 AM

@GaryK – thanks for the tip! I did try to loosen the middle bolts and push down, but that didn’t change things too much – not surprising since the ends were still tight I guess ;) If it bothers me, I’ll try your method – should make things more flat. Thanks!

-- Morton -

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#9 posted 12-19-2009 04:35 AM

If you are anything like me then it will bother you!

Just knowing that there is something I can fix in 5 minutes on my brand new saw would drive me to do it. :-)

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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